Charlotte budget comes into focus: Selectboard to hear proposal Monday for $1.4 million library project

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Charlotte Selectboard continued its work on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that it will wrap up later this month in preparation for Town Meeting Day March 5. The discussion of the next year’s spending plan will continue next on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Charlotte Town Hall when the board… Read More »

Polar Express magic

Polar Express magic

Charlotte author Stephen Kiernan reads “The Polar Express” storybook by Chris Van Allsburg at last weekend’s Polar Express event at Union Station in Burlington. The magical annual event run by dozens of volunteers attracts hundreds of children and their families and benefits the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Santa’s busy weekend also included a visit to… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Charlotte, Hinesburg libraries share grant for public health programs The Charlotte Library and Hinesburg’s Carpenter-Carse Library will share a $12,000 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-New England Region for the promotion of public health resources and programs. The libraries collaborated on the grant application which will result in a series of programs… Read More »

Petitions available for local offices on Town Meeting Day ballots

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI With the 2018 general election just barely in the rear-view mirror, petitions are now available for candidates interested in running for local office in the March Town Meeting Day elections. Candidates can get blank petitions at their town clerk’s office. Candidates also fill out a consent form to indicate how they would… Read More »

Selectboard supports trail grant application

By MADELINE HUGHES Anxious to complete the Town Link Trail, the Trails Committee is working on a new grant application for the State Park Road portion of the trail. “We are all very excited,” committee co-chair Laurie Thompson said after meeting with the Selectboard on Monday. “It’s a significant section of the trail connecting Mt.… Read More »

A visit from Pumpkin Man

A visit from Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin Man and his shy lady companion made their annual trip out of the woods on Pease Mountain to visit the students of Charlotte Central School on Halloween. The children were, as always, delighted to see the mysterious visitor, who came close for hugs and high fives, while Pumpkin Lady hung back on the hill,… Read More »

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

Review by Deborah Straw When you hate to put a book down to go on a day trip, when you don’t like leaving the characters behind, you know you’re into a good read. Such was my experience with the novel, The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan. As I left for the day without book in… Read More »

Charlotte Town Meeting Day preview

Charlotte voters will gather at Charlotte Central School at 9am for town meeting on March 1 to consider a bevy of issues, ranging from changes to the town’s land-use regulations to proposed changes for the town plan. Voters will also weigh in on municipal and school races. Polls will be open from 7am through 7pm.… Read More »

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